JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

Life lessons from…. Pinterest?

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Like many others, one of my fave things to help me unwind at the end of the day is heading over to Pinterest.  For those not in-the-know, think of Pinterest as a bulletin board of cool pics that have LINKS to follow to other web pages.  For example – pics of a tasty dinner, where you can click through the link to find the recipe.  Or a pic of a pretty dress, where you can then click the link and find out where you can buy it.  That kind of thing.

It’s also an endless source of memes and quote pics.

Call me cheesy, but I love a good quote.  My mind likes to see things from other perspectives.  To maybe think on something in a new or unique way that I didn’t think of before.  Perhaps someone said something so succinctly that it hits a chord with me.

Whatever the reason, I often look on the “Quotes” category page of Pinterest.  Or type my own quote topics in and see what the results are that pop up.  Like anything online, some are great, some are crap.  And I have a HUGE problem with memes or the like having spelling or grammatical errors.  (Even if it’s a really cool message, I just can’t repin it with a spelling error!)

But as time goes by, I find some really good ones, and I thought I’d share them with you, in my quest of living the best life possible….


First – gratitude quotes! Being truly thankful for the blessings in life.  I think we all need to be reminded of this little message once in awhile.  Sometimes we think so much about the things we WANT, that we forget to acknowledge the things we HAVE.  I am thankful for so many things, despite the challenges life throws before me.  I have true love, I have good friends, I have family that cares about me, I have music, I have the achievements I’ve made so far in life, I have sunshine and fresh air.  Why dwell on the negatives?





As to one of those things I mentioned above that I’m grateful for – true love.  Finding the real deal can be rare in this world – so I am grateful for it every single day and will never take it for granted.  Let’s enjoy some good love quotes, shall we?…





































How about dealing with all those judge-y people out there?  I know I’ve been hurt by these kinds of people before, but I’m working on rising above their pettiness.  They’re the ones with the problem.  Here’s some good quotes for that….





(This one goes along with that same theme...)

(This one goes along with that same theme…)













And then there’s just some quotes that I think are funny or important or whatever…..














Summer landscape
















And I leave you with this profound thought…..
















Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

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